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Sapphire 7 for Avid AVX Products

Features
   
Sapphire Plugins for Avid are available for Avid Media Composer, Symphony, Xpress, Xpress Pro, NewsCutter, DS
  • Over 250 effects
  • On-screen UI widgets for many effects
  • Compatible with DS, Symphony, Media Composer, and Newscutter
  • Resolution-independent
  • Multiprocessor-enabled
  • 16-bit image format support
  • Intuitive user interface
  • AVX2 support (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - by Intel)
  • Offline HTML and PDF documentation included
  • RGBA (Red Green Blue Alpha) support for all Avid products
  • Single click application to titles and keys
  • Support for DS render licenses
  • Sequences with old Sapphire versions can be automatically promoted to V6, using recent Avid versions
  • Choose from a varied selection of over 40 different drag and drop transitions including SwishPan, DissolveDefocus, and WipeBubble
  • Stylize and color-correct your footage with a selection of effects including FilmEffect, HalfTone, Vignette, BleachBypass, and Cartoon
  • Create unique natural and organic lighting using rays, lens flare, glare, glint, and glow effects
 
Sapphire for Avid visual effects software increases your productivity, quality output, and helps you add organic transitions complete with customized parameters that can improve quality and fix unexpected problems. We designed Sapphire for Avid plug-ins to render work quickly without compromising quality and to work seamlessly across artists, platforms, or studios, saving valuable time and money. TV shows, films, trailers, music videos, and promos can all be made more engaging and impactful with Sapphire visual effect plug-ins. When you invest in Sapphire, you gain the ability to turn work around quickly, while preserving the storyline, thereby increasing audience engagement and maximizing the value of content.

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What's new?
   
New effects: New transitions:
   
Beauty | A new effect that leverages the new EdgeAware technology to beautify talking heads by softening and color correcting skin tones

EdgeAwareBlur | Powered by our new EdgeAware technology, this effect allows you to blur while preserving detail

Advanced Sharpen | The Sharpen tool has been updated with the ability to sharpen features of different amounts and sizes for increased flexibility and control

LensFlare | Now enhanced with faster rendering, animation options, atmospheric noise, and presets to duplicate popular real-world lenses

Zap | Updated to include 3D rotation and the option to follow a path, giving you the option to control the shape it takes

MotionBlur | Has been added to many effects, giving them a more realistic look
FilmRoll & CardFlip | Two new dynamic transitions with multiple controls to diversify the output. FlutterCut has been enhanced with more options including new controls and color options

PanAndZoom (Avid only) | A new tool that allows you to pan, zoom, and rotate large image files. It also has stylistic options to add drop shadow, vignette, and Motion Blur


Other Enhancements:

Faster | Added GPU support for more plug-ins and an optimized GPU code to provide up to a 20% speed increase per effect

More presets | Over 2,500 presets

Preset sharing | Now you can share presets across host platforms

Real time rendering (Avid only) | Many effects now have real time rendering

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Technical Specifications

Benefits
   
  • GPU Acceleration - Most effects are Nvidia CUDA GPU-accelerated to provide performance enhancements. All NVIDIA CUDA GPUs with compute capability 1.3 or later (see http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus) are supported. This should include all NVIDIA GPUs produced after 2010. Newer cards with more compute cores and memory will in general give better performance.
  • 64-Bit Enabled - Expanded memory capabilities
  • Floating Point Processing - All effects use full floating point processing for internal processing and the highest quality image result
  • Multiprocessor Support
  • Resolution-Independent
  • Endless creative possibilities
  • Great quantity of effects allows for countless effect-blending options
  • Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity
  • Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks – an incredibly useful time-saver that is crucial to editing projects
  • Seamless conform between all Avid AVX products from offline to online
  • Quick reference for all effect parameters
  • Time savings when working with titles/keys
  • Visual control of look creation
  • Organic and natural-looking photorealistic results

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License options


System requirements

 

 

Licensing:

  • Non-floating License
  • Non-floating Upgrade v6 to v7
  • Floating
  • Floating Upgrade v6 to v7
  • Rental (per month)

Supported options:

  • for Media Composer Nitris DX, Mojo DX, or Adrenaline
  • for Symphony Nitris
  • for Xpress or NewsCutter
  • for DS Nitris or DS/Symphony
  • for DS remote processing, per machine

Mac OS X 10.6 "Leopard" or greater:

  • Avid Media Composer 3.0 or greater
  • Avid Symphony 3.0 or greater
  • Avid Xpress Pro 5.0

Windows XP or greater (32/64-bit):

  • Avid Media Composer 3.0 or greater
  • Avid Media Composer Meridien 8.0
  • Avid Symphony 3.0
  • Avid Xpress Pro 5.0
  • Avid Xpress DV 3.0 or greater
  • Avid Xpress 2.0
  • Avid NewsCutter 3.0 or greater
  • Avid DS or DS Nitris 10.5

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Sapphire 7 for Avid AVX Products

Sapphire Plugins for Avid are available for Avid Media Composer, Symphony, Xpress, Xpress Pro, NewsCutter, DS

Sapphire for Avid visual effects software increases your productivity, quality output, and helps you add organic transitions complete with customized parameters that can improve quality and fix unexpected problems. We designed Sapphire for Avid plug-ins to render work quickly without compromising quality and to work seamlessly across artists, platforms, or studios, saving valuable time and money. TV shows, films, trailers, music videos, and promos can all be made more engaging and impactful with Sapphire visual effect plug-ins. When you invest in Sapphire, you gain the ability to turn work around quickly, while preserving the storyline, thereby increasing audience engagement and maximizing the value of content.


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Features

Over 250 effects

On-screen UI widgets for many effects

Compatible with DS, Symphony, Media Composer, and Newscutter

Resolution-independent

Multiprocessor-enabled

16-bit image format support

Intuitive user interface

AVX2 support (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - by Intel)

Offline HTML and PDF documentation included

RGBA (Red Green Blue Alpha) support for all Avid products

Single click application to titles and keys

Support for DS render licenses

Sequences with old Sapphire versions can be automatically promoted to V6, using recent Avid versions

Choose from a varied selection of over 40 different drag & drop transitions including SwishPan, DissolveDefocus, and WipeBubble

Stylize and color-correct your footage with a selection of effects including FilmEffect, HalfTone, Vignette, BleachBypass, and Cartoon

Create unique natural and organic lighting using rays, lens flare, glare, glint, and glow effects


Back



What's new?


New effects:

Beauty | A new effect that leverages the new EdgeAware technology to beautify talking heads by softening and color correcting skin tones

EdgeAwareBlur | Powered by our new EdgeAware technology, this effect allows you to blur while preserving detail

Advanced Sharpen | The Sharpen tool has been updated with the ability to sharpen features of different amounts and sizes for increased flexibility and control

LensFlare | Now enhanced with faster rendering, animation options, atmospheric noise, and presets to duplicate popular real-world lenses

Zap | Updated to include 3D rotation and the option to follow a path, giving you the option to control the shape it takes

MotionBlur | Has been added to many effects, giving them a more realistic look


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New transitions:


FilmRoll & CardFlip | Two new dynamic transitions with multiple controls to diversify the output. FlutterCut has been enhanced with more options including new controls and color options

PanAndZoom (Avid only) | A new tool that allows you to pan, zoom, and rotate large image files. It also has stylistic options to add drop shadow, vignette, and Motion Blur


Other Enhancements:


Faster | Added GPU support for more plug-ins and an optimized GPU code to provide up to a 20% speed increase per effect

More presets | Over 2,500 presets

Preset sharing | Now you can share presets across host platforms

Real time rendering (Avid only) | Many effects now have real time rendering


Back



Technical Specifications


GPU Acceleration - Most effects are Nvidia CUDA GPU-accelerated to provide performance enhancements. All NVIDIA CUDA GPUs with compute capability 1.3 or later (see http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus) are supported. This should include all NVIDIA GPUs produced after 2010. Newer cards with more compute cores and memory will in general give better performance

64-Bit Enabled - Expanded memory capabilities

Floating Point Processing - All effects use full floating point processing for internal processing and the highest quality image result

Multiprocessor Support

Resolution-Independent


Back



Benefits


Endless creative possibilities

Great quantity of effects allows for countless effect-blending options

Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity

Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks – an incredibly useful time-saver that is crucial to editing projects

Seamless conform between all Avid AVX products from offline to online

Quick reference for all effect parameters

Time savings when working with titles/keys

Visual control of look creation

Organic and natural-looking photorealistic results


Back



License options

Licensing:

Non-floating License

Non-floating Upgrade v6 to v7

Floating

Floating Upgrade v6 to v7

Rental (per month)


Supported options:

for Media Composer Nitris DX, Mojo DX, or Adrenaline

for Symphony Nitris

for Xpress or NewsCutter

for DS Nitris or DS/Symphony

for DS remote processing, per machine


Back



System requirements


Mac OS X 10.6 "Leopard" or greater:

Avid Media Composer 3.0 or greater

Avid Symphony 3.0 or greater

Avid Xpress Pro 5.0


Windows XP or greater (32/64-bit):

Avid Media Composer 3.0 or greater

Avid Media Composer Meridien 8.0

Avid Symphony 3.0

Avid Xpress Pro 5.0

Avid Xpress DV 3.0 or greater

Avid Xpress 2.0

Avid NewsCutter 3.0 or greater

Avid DS or DS Nitris 10.5


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